Educated Actors by Egantx7

Champion(s):

UllspergerA


Runner(s)-Up:

CarpeDiem
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Quiz Description

Let's face it, actors get a lot of screen time to yap away about their latest projects and their pet causes, but quite a few of them aren't all that educated ... on the other hand, some of them are fairly well educated. Here are 12 actors who are more educated than their peers.

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Questions:

This actress' senior thesis was entitled The Initiation: From Innocence to Experience: The Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Journey in the Films of Louis Malle, 'Pretty Baby' and 'Lacombe Lucien', which was at least partially based on first person research since she had starred as a prostitute in Pretty Baby when she was 11 years old. The thesis had to be good enough, because it earned her a degree in French Lit. from Princeton. In 1982, little girls could buy a doll based on this woman ... not because she starred in The Blue Lagoon, but because she was one of the most recognizable models on the planet. Identify this actress, a former girlfriend of Michael Jackson, who spent the late 1990s starring in the TV series Suddenly Susan.

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Brooke Shields

As a high school student, this woman co-authored the paper A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar, which was good enough to get her semifinalist status at the Intel competition. She holds an AB in psychology from Harvard where she helped write "Frontal lobe activation during object permanence: data from near-infrared spectroscopy" and worked as a research assistant for some guy named Alan Dershowitz. She wasn't smart enough to avoid starring in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, but did miss the gala opening night of Episode I because she was studying for final exams. An outspoken supporter of Israel who has lectured on Israeli-Palestinian relations several times, identify this actress who got an Oscar nomination for playing a stripper in Closer and for sharing an imaginary and intense make-out session with Mila Kunis for her Oscar-winning role in Black Swan

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Natalie Portman

This guy studied chemistry at Clemson, earning a degree in same at Washington State. This man served one year in his homeland's marine corps, and stayed there to earn a degree in chemical engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology before earning a masters in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney. In the early 1980s, he was a European karate champion. He was preparing to begin using his Fulbright scholarship at MIT when he was hired by Grace Jones to be her bodyguard, a job that led to his brief appearance as a KGB muscleman in A View to a Kill. In 2016, he will star in Kindergarten Cop 2, and he has previously starred in Universal Soldier and The Expendables. Identify this behemoth of a Swede who credits Sylvester Stallone for his healthy lifestyle after portraying Ivan Drago in Rocky IV

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Dolph Lundgren

While this man's formal education ended with an MFA from Yale, it began when he started reading plays while in solitary confinement while in prison for manslaughter. This man's prison experience likely prepared him a little for playing a prisoner in Alien 3. This man played the honest Congressman Elijah Hawkins in the comedy The Distinguished Gentleman. Identify this actor who played the wise groundskeeper named Fortune who takes young Rudy Ruettiger under his wing in the film Rudy.

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Charles S. Dutton

This guy holds a BS in electrical engineering from Newcastle and an MSc in the same from Oxford. While already famous on television, his first film role came as the bumbling Nigel Small-Fawcett in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again. Name this Brtiish comic legend who helped create the series The Black Adder, but is probably better known for his portrayal of the mostly mute Mr. Bean.

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Rowan Atkinson

This woman's former sorority at the University of Missouri (where she earned a BA in education and an MA in special education) has a signed photo from her current husband signed "Everyone knows the Best Women come from Missouri". After divorcing her first husband, she turned to acting. Her most famous role required her to memorize the words to "Anything Goes" in Mandarin and get yelled at by a kid who reminded her You call him Dr. Jones, doll!. Identify this actress who today is known as being the mother of daughter, Jessica, who stars as Arizona Robbins on Grey's Anatomy, and for being Steven Spielberg's wife.

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Kate Capshaw

This guy holds a BA in Literature from Pomona College (summa cum laude), and earned his Masters in English Lit from Oxford while on a Rhodes Scholarship. After reaching the rank of captain in the US Army, he turned down an appointment to teach at West Point, and began writing songs like "Once More With Feeling", "Me and Bobby McGee", and "Help Me Make it Through the Night". Identify this member of the Songwriters and Country Music Hall of Fame, likely better known today for his occasional acting, including his Golden Globe winning role opposite then girlfriend Barbra Streisand in A Star is Born and as the grizzled Abraham Whistler opposite the occasionally coherent Wesley Snipes in the Blade trilogy.

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Kris Kristofferson

This woman earned a BS in Biology from Vassar, and went to work in her father's Los Angeles lab clinic, the first private facility in the United States to exclusively study headaches and related disorders. She spent 8 years in research before her brother's friend, Jon Lovitz, suggested she try comedy. Identify this actress, the first member of the cast of Friends to earn an Emmy Award.

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Lisa Kudrow

This guy graduated magna cum laude with a BA degree in history and literature from Harvard, and used the Fulbright Scholarship he won to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In 1973, he won a Tony for his Broadway debut in The Changing Room, and in the 1980s voiced Yoda in the NPR adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. His two Oscar nominations came for The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment. Identify this actor of incredible range who won 3 Emmys and a Golden Globe for playing the character Dick Solomon from 1996 to 2000.

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John Lithgow

She graduated from the Badminton School in Bristol before earning a degree in English Literature, with honors, from Oxfrod's Wadham College; something that likely helped her prepare for her role of Jane Bennett in Pride and Prejudice, but not for her role of Samantha Grimm in Doom. Name this actress whose first screen role was the duplicitous MI-6 agent, Miranda Frost in Die Another Day, and who was Oscar nominated for her title role in Gone Girl.

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Rosamund Pike

This guy has a BA in theater from North Texas, an MA from Syracuse in Italian Renaissance Art, and with his thesis, Alberti Before Florence: Early Sources Informing Leon Battista Alberti’s De pictura was conferred a PhD in the same from UCLA in 2014. This made him the perfect person to host the 2006 series Engineering an Empire on The History Channel. In 2013, he faced off with Chris Pine as Admiral Marcus in Star Trek into Darkness. Identify this actor whose best known roles are for playing the title characters in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension and RoboCop.

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Peter Weller

This guy earned his BA in English literature from Princeton and his MA in English literature from Yale. An award winning poet at Yale, his acting career started as a break from his Yale PhD (ironically, a thesis entitled Magic and Technology in Contemporary Poetry and Prose). His first role was as a friend of Melanie Griffith's Tess character in the Oscar nominated Working Girl, and 2017 will see him reprise his first notable role, that of agent Dennis/Denise Bryson. Given his sex addiction problems, taking long term roles in Showtime's Red Shoe Diaries and Californication seemed a bit odd. Identify this actor who played a hand model in Zoolander, and also spent a few years playing an FBI agent with a basement office at the J. Edgar Hoover Building.

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David Duchovny